When we are talking about some of the coldest and most interesting places in the world, we cannot skip Niaqornat. This village is located in Greenland and it is home of about 60 people. One month complete darkness, ice melting, cold and lack of sanitation are just some of the features of this place. Therefore, fit is called the “end” of the world for a reason.
Niaqornat – One Of The Coldest Places In The World
Interesting fact is that the village got electricity in 1988. Furthermore, more surprising fact is that the population there from recently has the ability to communicate via Internet. Unfortunately, Niaqornat has only one teenager, Lars. However, he is not much interested in the traditional things that are done in this village. The elders are blaming Internet for his wild spirit and untypical personality. Unlike the most people there, he is listening some rap music and is interested in wood carving.
The only sport that is represented here is hunting and fishing. In the same time, this is the only way of survival for the people from Niaqornat. Interesting fact is that those who go to work, are doing that with helicopter. Helicopter’s owner has an agreement with the state in order to transfer them free of charge. According to the people here, there was a fish factory here but it is closed for many years now.
According to their rules, those who go on hunting are the heads of the village. However, due to the climate change, the hunting is more and more difficult. The ice is melting and the people cannot move with their dog sledges. Some period of the year is warmer and some is very cold, but overall, things are not going in the right way. The ice is becoming thinner from year to year which is causing additional problems for the people of Niaqornat.